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Why the Obsession with Autonomous Driving

Old 9th Dec 2018, 13:35
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Originally Posted by hiflymk3 View Post
Used to drive up and down to London frequently, I'd get home and think, I don't remember driving through X. It was as if I had an internal auto pilot that got me home. Anyone else experience this?
Yup.
20 plus years ago doing a 140-150 mile commute where would stay over some of the time. Long long work hours and drove home rather than stay sometime. Couple of occasions I had no recollection of which route as there were 2-3 I had used.
On one occasion woke up think I was in hotel and wondering how I had got home, as didn't remember it but in kitchen sink were items where I had clearly cooked and eaten dinner.
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 16:47
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Ford truck launch boat reverse trailer

Originally Posted by Mechta View Post
There are a few scenarios which should be made more entertaining with an autonomous car:
  • Launching a boat.
  • Parking, say, a glider trailer, between two others.
  • Entering a car park with a height restrictor with a couple of bicycles on the roof.
  • Travelling around and parking in the typical boggy field which constitutes a car park at festivals, airshows etc.
  • Getting up on wheel ramps.
I don't know more than the Ford truck TV ad, but there's some button the guy twists on dash to back the boat trailer towards the ramp. (Where the ad discusses a couple other things Hal assists...maybe parallel park.) Maybe the larger trailer/boat would hide the view of rear facing sensors integral to full autonomous?
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 17:59
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Used to drive up and down to London frequently, I'd get home and think, I don't remember driving through X. It was as if I had an internal auto pilot that got me home. Anyone else experience this?
Some years ago I had a long boring commute. About half way on a 5 mile straight I would drink the rest of my breakfast tea. On foggy days I would often arrive at work not having drunk my tea. It was not the effort required to drive in fog but the lack of a visual cue to start drinking.

Yes, occasionally having missed some route cues I become aware at a particular point but, as it is not a normal 'check point' , can not remember exactly where I am on the route, 'have I passed X?'.
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 19:44
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Used to drive up and down to London frequently, I'd get home and think, I don't remember driving through X. It was as if I had an internal auto pilot that got me home. Anyone else experience this?
Well, I once woke up at 7 a.m. and noticed I had slept under the kitchen table next to the the dog's basket and that I was still wearing my traditional German felt hat. I blamed the Oktoberfest as much as anything. But I'm sure I hadn't driven there.
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 22:04
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I'd get home and think, I don't remember driving through X. It was as if I had an internal auto pilot that got me home. Anyone else experience this?
I've been through this experience in my younger days (well back in the last century) coming home from dances and associated activities where just occasionally one needed to first detour to deliver an interesting and delightful passenger to her abode. I'd arrive back on the farm, having no recollection of coming through the local village, and yet, somehow I must have done so... I never actually totally dozed off, but I must have been very close to it.
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 23:06
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Bit of thread drift but who remembers the magic taxis in Limassol? You got in the back of an old Merc 190D in Limassol, closed your eyes, opened them, slid across the seat and got out at the guardroom at Akrotiri.

Never could work out how they did it
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 00:29
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Autonomousnessness is a great thing. I got my pal his first taste of it when his throttle cable bust. It was in Ireland.

Junction, slacken string from my position in the rear seat. Look both ways, gently open the throttle and we're on our way. Everything was going so well - until a Trabant with a redfaced local came around the bend on the wrong side. My pal calmly passes him with the twigs brushing the right side of his Rover 3.5 V8 . Little garage mends cable and we're driving back with me now in the front and the Trabant appears in front of us. My pal moves to the right without a word.

"It was the same bloke!!!!" Screams I.

"Ah, I know. He always does that."

I later got complimented on my accelerative anticipation.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 02:53
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I woke up at my desk at work.

As on any other day, my trusty robot Jeeves had gently done the 3xsh for me, dressed me, walked my legs, put me in my autonomous car, and carried me here.

"In yer dreams!" did I hear you say?
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 05:38
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I cannot even begin to imagine being driven autonomously by anything on the roads down here. Just driving myself up to Gourdon or Isola has me quivering on every bend in case I meet an oncoming truck, bus, motorbike, flock of hikers/hunters, donkey, horses, tractors, rockfall, lost tourists from the UK on the wrong side of the road, river running across the road, landslip (including the road), escaped criminals, illegal immigrants, etc. I shall await the development of said vehicles with interest.

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Old 10th Dec 2018, 06:10
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Sounds wonderful. Drone taxi anyone?
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 07:47
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
Bit of thread drift but who remembers the magic taxis in Limassol? You got in the back of an old Merc 190D in Limassol, closed your eyes, opened them, slid across the seat and got out at the guardroom at Akrotiri.

Never could work out how they did it
Worked the other way too. After a lunch time session in the Mess, went to go to bed. Woke up in Niazziz.
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